Personal navigation devices don’t excite us because of their sameness. So, Tomtom’s latest is a welcome change. The Via 120 uses matte-finished plastic to give it a royal feel. With not even a single control visible on the front, it only has a stylish power key and a charging port at the back. And no car mounts for this, only a sleek, adjustable neck. The charging cable too has a curved end that goes well with the overall design.
Unlike other players, this Tomtom is a no-frills navigator. It straightaway loads the map window, no primping around with options such as maps, music, videos, photos and ebook. It is also effi-
ciently quick in establishing a connect with the satellites.
While keying in the location, we could select our destination using the locality, city or even the pin code. As we keyed in our destination, it helped by prompting the possible locations we are looking for. Once done, we could also cross check the route using demo route option. There is also a route correction option that one can access by syncing the device to the PC. Lastly, while routing, it showed what else lay in the vicinity, a sort of basic know-the-place. Using Bluetooth connectivity we were able to use it as a speaker phone.